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A town in Austria named... (and other funny names of REAL places)

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posted on Aug, 21 2005 @ 12:51 PM
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...you won't believe this! I just read this in the newspaper this morning, and looked it up online. It's the real deal! I can't tell you what the town in Austria is named, because I would get a nice red WARN beside my name, but click on the links below and see for yourself.

Snopes
Wikipedia
TheRegister
Answers.com

And a list of lots of funny named places
here

Apparently the town in Austria has had this name for over 800 years, and is pronounced 'fooking'. They have a serious problem with English-speaking tourists stealing their town signs. (no kidding! I would take one home, too!)

There's a lot of funny ones on that answers.com list, like:

Bong Bong, Australia
Condom, France
Thong, England
Snafu Lake, Canada
Middelfart, Denmark
Latex, Texas
Dildo, Canada
Crap, Albania

(edit: I hope I don't get in trouble for posting this, lol, but it was so funny I had to! I did take the consideration of not actually naming the town in Austria, and I left out some of the real doozies on that list, in the interest of maintaining clean language on ATS)


[edit on 21-8-2005 by DragonsDemesne]




posted on Aug, 21 2005 @ 03:48 PM
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Well, there goes the Temple Recommend.



posted on Aug, 21 2005 @ 05:57 PM
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Originally posted by Off_The_Street
Well, there goes the Temple Recommend.


Hey, it's all geography :p No naughtiness here, move along...

I just logged on and saw that I had a u2u in my box. I was afraid it was going to be some mod warning me about this thread. I opened it up and found to my surprise it was an applause for this, lol.




posted on Aug, 25 2005 @ 08:27 PM
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theres a city in austria called vommit or puke, i dont remember



posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 11:05 PM
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I live a few miles away from a place called Cocks. Just outside Perranporth in Cornwall, UK.



posted on Oct, 24 2005 @ 11:59 AM
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Heh heh!

Try this site (if you live in the UK)

Amusing Places Close To You

I live 15 miles from "Turdees", yet 18 miles from "Assloss"!



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 09:03 PM
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haha nice names...lolz



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 10:03 PM
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those sites r hilarious! hey does ne one know a site for the US tht finds weird names near you? if so tht would be SWEET! o yeah i know a place in AZ tht is called Tortilla Flats, Mexican Water, Strawberry, Bumblebee, Crown King...idk ne more but i'm sure there are! i just thot those were funny!



posted on Nov, 27 2005 @ 08:54 AM
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DON'T FORGET 'Mianus' in 'Connecticut'
I wonder if it's related to 'Miuterus' or 'Mirectum'
I haven't had this much fun since that guy discovered 'Uranus'



posted on Nov, 27 2005 @ 09:34 AM
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nice one ,
id hate to live at any of those places id feel such a fool telling people were i was from



posted on Nov, 27 2005 @ 10:00 AM
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In Australia there is a town named, Nar Nar Goon.




And the local multi-purpose racetrack,

A 1.25 mile grass-track around the outside of a horse-race track in Nar Nar Goon, Victoria. Before World War Two it held the odd meeting, and in 1947 held a motorcycle meeting. Car meetings were held in 1947 and 1948, and motorcycle meeting through until 1950.




Well, at least the tactics to win any type of race on that track would be simple.

"Go fast and turn left."


And the local school insignia,




The Goon News



posted on Nov, 27 2005 @ 10:04 AM
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i think some people just pull a name out of a hat



posted on Nov, 28 2005 @ 03:07 AM
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hehe!! sounds like the name of something from Star Wars!



posted on Nov, 28 2005 @ 04:43 AM
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How about these ones I found in my own country


Muff (Northern Ireland)
Nobber (Donegal, Ireland)(I've been there)
Effin (Limerick, Ireland)
Letterfrack (just wierd had to put it in)



posted on Dec, 1 2005 @ 01:31 PM
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There are some places in my state that are on there!

Big Ugly Wildlife Managment Area, Big Ugly, West Virginia.
Five Corners, Charleston, West Virginia. Named that due to the intersection of five streets.
Friendly, West Virginia.
Mount Gay, West Virginia.
Pickle Street, West Virginia
6, West Virginia - town has been renamed.

There are also some places here that are not on the list. Such as........
Fort Gay, West Virginia
Looneyville, West Virginia
Sistersville, West Virginia



posted on Dec, 1 2005 @ 06:37 PM
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Here's a few from Pennsylvania, USA

Intercourse, PA
Intercourse, more than a name

Blue Ball, PA
... like many towns in the nation's early days, took its name from a tavern which was located "at the sign of the Blue Ball," established by Robert Wallace in 1766.

Bird-In-Hand, PA
A History of Bird-in-Hand

Bareville, PA
Chickies, PA
Reamstown, PA
Unicorn, PA

[edit on 12/1/2005 by 12m8keall2c]



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